Quality of Life: Towards Sustainable Community Futures May 15-16, 2014

The Community-University Institute for Social Research (CUISR) is hosting a conference Quality of Life: Towards Sustainable Community Futures at the University of Saskatchewan on May 15-16. It will showcase local, regional, national, and international research, community, and other initiatives to enhance quality of life and create sustainable futures for all of us.

In the spirit of community based collaborative research, the event will reach out beyond the academic world and fully embrace community, sponsoring registrations for individuals who are not attached to any organization.

Faculty, policy makers, and CBOs will pay full registration of $150 for the two days ($90 one day); students $30 for two days ($20 for one). We have a limited number of subsidies for CBOs.

Check-in or late registration:

Thursday, May 15- Arts Building/Main Doors starting at 8 a.m.
Friday, May 16, St.Thomas More College Cafeteria starting at 8 a.m.

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Please note that online credit card or CFOPAL registration will close on May 14. Late registration at the registration table if space is available.

Please contact Joanne Hritzuk at cuisr.oncampus@usask.ca or (306) 966-2121 for other information.

The first day (May 15th) will highlight the following:

5 iterations/13 years of CUISR Quality of Life research (Bill Holden and Nazeem Muhajarine)
Building Evidence for Action: Health Determinants Research and Policy Development (Julie Kryzanowski, Deputy Medical Health Officer, Saskatoon Health Region)
Pam Ouart, Director of the UAKN Secretariat
Concurrent sessions include: Research funded by the Prairie Research Centre & Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network; Indigenous Arts and Quality of Life; Social Economy Research; Local Area Planning, and others.
Book launch: Journeys in Community-based Research, edited by Jeffery, Findlay, Martz, and Clarke (University of Regina Press, 2014) and Priscilla Settee's Pimatisiwin: The Good Life, Global Indigenous Knowledge Systems (J. Charlton Publishing, 2014).
Evening Reception at SIIT (6-9 pm)

The second day (May 16th) will showcase:

National Survey on the Impact of Domestic Violence in the Workplace (Barb Byers, Canadian Labour Congress)
Quality of Life of Newcomers: Saskatoon, Hamilton, Charlottetown (Nazeem Muhajarine, Jim Randall, and Allison Williams, SSHRC-funded Metropolis project)
Canadian Index of Well-Being and Canadian Council for Social Development (Katherine Scott)
Sherril B. Gelmon Portland State University
Concurrent sessions include: Quality of Life over the Life Course; Food Security; Physical Activity & Quality of Life; Literacy; Social Return on Investment
NFB Documentary and Panel Discussion on Alanis Obomsawin’s Hi-Ho Mistahey!

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of conference sponsors: the University of Saskatchewan Vice-President Advancement and Community Engagement; the Office of Community Outreach and Engagement; the Office of the Vice-President Research; College of Arts and Science, Division of Social Sciences and Division of Humanities and Fine Arts; Humanities Research Unit; Edwards School of Business; the University Conference Fund; St. Thomas More College; Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies; Prairie Research Centre, Prairie Research Centre UAKN; the United Way of Saskatoon and Area; Affinity Credit Union; and City of Saskatoon.